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Zero-Coupon Bond

A bond that pays no interest. It is sold at a discount from par and matures at par. These are fairly illiquid investments because they do not benefit from changes in interest rates. However, they tend to be low-risk. Zero-coupon bonds fluctuate in price, sometimes dramatically, with changes in interest rates. Sometimes zero-coupon bonds are issued as such; other times they are bonds stripped of their coupons by a financial institution and resold as zero-coupon bonds. A zero-coupon bond is less formally known as a zero.

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Accordingly, in this paper, we are devoted to present a secure block cipher mode of operation that protects against these types of attacks.
The conventional design of the A5/1 stream cipher consists of four main characteristics that make up the system, and these are the linear feedback shift register (LFSR), the feedback polynomials, the clocking mechanism, and the combinational function.
Rather than starting from the top column and left row and finding the encrypted letter where the column and row intersect, a Beaufort cipher begins with the key letter as the top column, travels down the column until the plaintext letter is found, then travels left out of the row and is enciphered as the letter of the row.
Grain-128 is a hardware based stream cipher enlisted in the final list of the eStream [est] project.
The Beale ciphers: The Beale ciphers date back to an 1885 pamphlet which contained the location of buried treasure in the US state of Virginia.
As can be seen from the analysis, the changes of neighborhood similarity of cipher video sequences in the curve can be a very good reflection of the changes of visual security.
The message is: Emperor Julius Caesar invented this cipher.
Camellia is a 128-bit block cipher (with allowable key lengths of 128, 192, and 256 bits) that was jointly developed by NTT and Mitsubishi in 2000.
Cipher clients have on-demand access to industry analysts for strategic research projects and full use of its expert referral services.
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 197, Advanced Encryption Standard, describes the AES algorithm as a symmetric block cipher that can encrypt (encipher) and decrypt (decipher) information.
The Cipher gun is said to be an improvement over MVP's ProGun in that it has a hard anodized head and lighter weight (more than 1 lb lighter than any competitor's gun, MVP claims).
This figure multiply represents [sic] not only the cipher zero, the shape of a coin, and the letter O, but also all hollow or empty sites that produce meaning.